BonFIRE operates a Cloud facility based on an Infrastructure as a Service delivery model with guidelines, policies and best practices for experimentation. A federated multi-platform approach is adopted, providing interconnection and interoperation between novel service and networking testbeds.
BonFIRE API which is based on OCCI. See the image below for details about resource offering on the different testbeds, which include on-demand resources. For more information about the testbeds, please click [here].
Compute resources can be configured with application-specific contextualisation information that can provide important configuration information to the virtual machine; this information is available to software applications after the machine is started.
BonFIRE also supports elasticity within an expeirment, i.e., dynamically create, update and destroy resources from a running node of the experiment, including. cross-testbed elasticity.
Inria currently offers on-request compute resources in BonFIRE, allowing experimenters to reserve large quantities of physical hardware (162 nodes/1800 cores available). This gives experimenters flexibility to perform large-scale experimentation, as well as providing greater control of the experiment variables as exclusive access to the physical hosts is possible.